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in prison for his opinions. someone else who also led to jail was britain's greatest investigative journalist if you have read king leopold's goes to will remember him as the man who exposed the brutalities of the king leopold congo and his term was extremely harsh and he died not long after words really as a result. a very brave man. war opponents like this were up against the unceasing verizon of propaganda. here is the u.s. army recruiting poster from the period, a typical of things you saw on both sides. a german poster, with god 14 and fatherland. a poster warning against for heaven's sake say potential german invasion of australia. some of the probe for propaganda has an edge to it. you would be letting down the when and if you did not fight. or perhaps you were all blimp evading your responsibility and worse yet if you refuse to fight maybe you were a feminist. there was a nasty edge to the patriotic fervor in the air. as i mentioned, there were more resistors in all the countries we were fighting, but for various reasons the sharpest conflict between those who thought the w
in today. these are officer cadets at britain's most exclusive private school drilling in 1915. now, one of the things about the wars that we have gotten accustomed to in this country in recent years, vietnam, iraq, and the stand is that they are fox mostly by the poor. they are are very very few among the dead and wounded in those three wars who have been sons or daughters off ceos, senators, members of congress, anything like that. it was the exact opposite and the first world war. the death toll actually fell proportionately higher on the upper classes. and the main reason for that was that it was customary for sons of the upper classes, sons of the aristocracy, to have military careers. and i think a major reason for this is that armies are not only there to fight wars against other countries. they are there to maintain order at home. the 19th century was a very tumultuous time in europe, so was the early 20th century. many of the european armies were used to break strikes or the british army you know, put down tenant farmer rebellions in ireland, and so therefore officer in the army
that because britain and germany were both anglo-saxon races, that they as aryans would not go to war with one another. it's an absurdity, needless to say, on so many levels. he, himself, had served in the trenches in the great war when they helped one another. but nonetheless, by the time the second world war broke out, there were only 46 operational u-boats against the united kingdom because he didn't believe he would ever have to actually fight the united kingdom. by the end of the war there were 463, most of them bottled up in the atlantic. but if he had started with as many as he finished with, he would have been able to strangle the united king kingdom. and when one looks at the plans to invade the united kingdom, many of which weren't agreed up until september 1940 when really they ought to have been put in place as soon as he came to power in january 1933, one appreciates how little he was expected to have to attack. there is the infamous list of 2,820 brick britons who were going to be shot on sight or at least when they were arrested by is the ss when the germans successfully invaded
concept and that they were always right and an essential key and was the idea because britain and germany were both races, they would not go to war. it's an absurdity on so many levels, but he himself served in the trenches in the great war when they helped one another, but nonetheless, when the second world war broke out, there were 46 operational u boats with the united kingdom. by the end of the war, there were 463, most bottled up in the baltic, but if he started the world war with as many boats as he finished it, he would have been able to strangle the united kingdom, and the clans to invade the united king doll, many of which were not agreed up until september 1940 when really they ought to have been put into place when they came into power in 1933. one appreciates how little he was expected to have to attack. there is the infamous list of 2,820 britains who would be shot on sight by the ss when the germans successfully invaded. in that list you see sigmund freud and huxley who came to live in america in 1936, and there were others of that kind. indeed, when rebecca west and nick ho
and killing -- 30 countries including the u.s., france, and britain has recognized -- have recognized the rebels. with gaddafi still firmly entrenched despite months of bombing, the anti-government forces have stepped up their offenses in western libya. >> heavy fighting continues in western libya. the rebels have waged a five- month campaign aimed at capturing tripoli. gaddafi forces have proved a formidable opponent. the government has received support from the global community. the international contact group has given its full support to libya's transitional council, recommended the formation of an interim government. they have also asked that gaddafi relinquished power. -- gaddafi relinquish power. >> there are no other options. >> it is an important diplomatic milestone for the libyan opposition, especially now that the u.s. has officially recognized the rebel movement. >> we still have to work through various legal issues. we expect this recognition will enable the tnc to access additional sources of funding. >> there has been much to service demands for political and financial
a 10 minute break, and then the meeting resumed. >> it is being referred to as britain's watergate. executives, the police, and the u.k. political eat. we spoke earlier to birgit. david cameron. >> it is definitely david cameron as political judgment that is question a lot at the moment because he had hired andy coulson, who was involved in the hiking scandal. he is still a high spokesperson and a personal friend and still is a personal friend, and along with drugs and other top executives, has been arrested -- and along with brooks and other top executives. he is so close to people in the murdoch empire. some say they should not support david cameron any longer. definitely, it is not looking good. >> that was our reporter talking to us from london. >> shares in news corp. have rebounded by more than 5% tuesday, but the media conglomerate has suffered badly under the scandal. share prices plunged in reaction to the phone hacking scandal and took about 6 billion euros off of the value of news corp. since july 5. despite speculation about whether murdoch will be able to stay on as ce
, there are questions about the cozy relationship between the police come and media, and politicians in britain. >> i am the first prime minister publish meetings between senior executives, private tears -- proprietors. this stretches right back to the general election. >> it was his decision to fire the former "news of the world," editor andy coulson that is drawing the most criticism. there are questions about whether andy coulson knew about the illegal activity on his watch. >> he was caught in a tragic conflict of loyalty between the standards and integrity that people should expect of him and his staff and his personal allegiance to andy coulson. he made the wrong choice. >> you don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present. you live and you learn and to believe you me, i have learned. >> the labor leader pointed out that downing street had been warned over andy coulson's past. the opposition also alleges that cameron has met 26 times with representatives from murdoch's companies since taking office. >> let's get the continuing impact of this whole scandal on rupert murdoch's empi
, france, britain have signaled their opposition to the plan. >> it was a free day from school for many students in the u.k. not because of summer holidays but because teachers along with other public-sector employees wentn strike. the protesters are angry about the plan for pension reform as well as overall spending cuts. the british prime mininistedavid cameron denies the strike action as irresponsiblele. -- denounced the strike action as iesponsible. >> 150,000 public sector employees joined the marchersrs included government workers and teachers. they were protesting about an increase in the pension cuts edition. teachers are up in arms especially. >> these people would like 68- year olds teaching their children. i think enough is enough. >> the attraction of a job with 8 good pension will be weakened and many teachers will leave the prprofeson. >> the liberal coalition government says that the cuts are inevitable and long overdue. >> we are not seeking to be at loggerheads with the tre unions. we agree across the political spectrum how the big sector pensions need to be reformed. w
was always right. and an essential key, as with the idea that because britain and germany were both anglo-saxon races, that they would not go to work with one another. it's an absurdity needless to say until may levels, but basically because he himself had served in the trenches in the great war when they had fought one another. nonetheless, by the time to second world war broke out their only 46 operational u-boats against the united kingdom because he didn't believe he would ever ask have to fight the united kingdom by the end of the war through 463, most of them bottled up in the baltic. but if you start the second world war with as many u-boats as the fish would've been able to have strangled the united kingdom. and when one looks at the plans to invade the united kingdom, many of which were not even a great into september 1940, when really they should have been put in place since he came to power in january 1933. one appreciates how little he was expecting to have to attack. there is the infamous -- the list of 2820 britons who are going to be shot on sight, or at least when they wer
to push their economies forward. they have had patterns of much more stagnation. >> britain, for instance. >> looking at britain, for example. we've done this experiment in the united states. for the first term of his presidency, franklin roosevelt focused on getting the economy to grow and the economy enjoyed rapid growth from the floor of the depression. in 1937 he turned his attention to deficit cutting. by the time you got to the 1940 election, unemployment was over 14%. it's very important to avoid an excessively rapid move away from maintaining demand in a situation like this. >> what do you say to people who say, well, this is temporary. you're going to do it for another year and then the money will run out. the long-term solution has got to be that you'd stimulate business investment. that you'd stimulate private sector, and to do that, you need businesses to feel more confident and comfortable with the economy and the government. you've heard this many times. >> i indeed heard it many times. the most important thing that makes businesses confident is a thick order book. the most
we take c-span on the road. britain and our resources to your community. it is washington, 8 -- bringing our resources to your community. it is washington, your way. >> next, q &a. after that, the c-span documentary, "the library of congress." >> this week on q&a, erik larsen, best-selling author of the devil and the white city and thunderstruck. he discusses his latest book in the garden of beasts. it is a historical narrative following a family of america's first ambassador to enough fillers third reich. >> erik larsen, author of "in the garden of peace," i want to get your immediate reaction -- in the garden of beasts," i want to get your immediate reaction. >> that is hitler in one of his historic speeches. why is it in your book? >> i have very few photographs. we can talk about why. but i have that in a particular place in the book because it signals what is coming next. the madness is intensifying. >> would do learn about mr. hitler that you did not know before you started writing your book? >> id is not so much -- well, i learned that his favorite movie was "king kong
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